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Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance Licensing


December 15, 2021

One of the licenses I often get questions about is the Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance (LCLM) license. It's a good license to have for a commercial (for-hire) landscaper who wants to offer basic chemical pest control for clients. To ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Commercial Horticulture Digest, Green Industry, Martin County, Pesticides, UF/IFAS Extension
close up of sunn hemp cover crop. Cover crops can be part of a sustainable agricultural operation.

Sustainable Agriculture Resources Available for Producers


September 30, 2021

A few years ago, I was able to meet a couple of farmers and ranchers who received Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) grant funding. Hearing from them directly about how the funds helped their operations, I am still excited ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Martin County, Sustainable Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension
landscaper planting/weeding. Article discusses the value of licensing and certifications for professional landscapers

Homeowners value licensed/certified green industry professionals


September 24, 2021

In 2020, UF/IFAS Extension Martin County recruited homeowners and homeowners’ associations (HOA’s) to participate in a survey of their preferences for licensed/certified green industry professionals. We found that many respondents valued ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Florida Friendly Landscaping, GIBMP, Green Industry, Martin County, Pesticides, UF/IFAS Extension
green industry professional pruning shrubs; shows the work of green industry professionals

Licensing & Certification for the Green Industry Professional


September 24, 2021

Green industry professionals work on residential and commercial landscapes, in garden centers and production nurseries, and more. The work can be varied and involve specialized skills in pruning, mowing, irrigation maintenance/installation, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Florida Friendly Landscaping, Green Industry, Martin County, Pesticides, UF/IFAS Extension
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Teaching with Passion


July 29, 2021

(This blog post is fifth in a series recounting a summer internship opportunity for students from UF's College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Collaborating with Martin County 4-H Youth Development and Florida Sea Grant extension agents, ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: #IFASWater, 4-H, CALS, Conservation, Florida Sea Grant, Internship, Martin County, UF/IFAS Extension, Youth Development
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There’s No New Water


July 9, 2021

(This blog post is fourth in a series recounting a summer internship opportunity for the author. Collaborating with Martin County 4-H Youth Development and Florida Sea Grant extension agents, this account provides a unique perspective on the ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: #IFASWater, 4-H, Conservation, Environment, Florida Sea Grant, Martin County, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Oyster Bed

Florida Master Naturalists Can Discover Nature Journaling – August 13, 2021


July 2, 2021

Join us for a discovery of oyster bed and mangrove restoration, living shorelines. The UF/IFAS Florida Master Naturalist Program celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2021. As part of this celebration, the UF/IFAS St Lucie County and Martin ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Events, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: FMNP, Masternaturalist, Nature, Oyster
Rusted letters spell STORM DRAIN

All Drains Lead to the Ocean


June 25, 2021

(This blog post is third in a series recounting a summer internship opportunity for the author. Collaborating with Martin County 4-H Youth Development and Florida Sea Grant extension agents, this account provides a unique perspective on the ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: #IFASWater, Environment, Estuary, Florida Sea Grant, Indian River Lagoon, Martin County, Pollution, Storm Water, Youth Development

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